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FIFA 18: Fans of the series are seriously kicking off at EA Sports over the goalkeeper AI

It's the perfect time to score some absolute worldies

FIFA 18 fans may be getting stuck into the Ronaldo edition, but for many of us, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get our hands on the game.

Let’s hope EA uses this time period to sort something out that’s causing the FIFA community a serious headache.

Goalkeepers.

Turns out that they’re absolutely useless this year – especially when up against in-form players.

Cristiano Ronaldo was heavily motion-captured for the new FIFA game

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Cristiano Ronaldo was heavily motion-captured for the new FIFA game

They’re so bad that fans have started a FIFA 18 sub-reddit begging EA to do something about them.

One wrote: “Yeah don’t even bother spending money on a keeper. Any shot with any form of power goes in regardless of where it’s aimed. Watch, They’re gonna end up patching them and make them unbeatable.”


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Another wrote: “I bought Rulli for my team and I can’t remember him saving one shot, all shots from my opponent go in.

“I tried to change the GK but every single one I use is just a piece of s****. They really must be fixed.”

The good news is that EA often releases patches, or fixes, throughout the game’s lifespan, so we can expect them to do something about this.

In the meantime, though, it’s the perfect chance to score a few worldies.

Speaking of FIFA 18, is it actually any good?

FIFA 18 is a far superior game than FIFA 17 – but there are still some issues.

Frostbite, for all its good looks, still brings with it numerous annoying glitches and errors. We hope EA patches these in the coming weeks.

However, when it comes to gameplay, the shift towards a more tactical experience is welcome – encouraging you to really think about the game, and rewarding you amply when you do.

Improved lighting effects allow for more realistic stadiums

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Improved lighting effects allow for more realistic stadiums

We’ve haven’t had a long enough go on FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch, but from what we’ve seen, it’s an incredibly impressive package, too.

PES 2018, on the other hand, is vastly different – offering a faster, arguably more fun, football experience.

Sounds great … where’s the cheapest place to pick it up?

As supply will outweigh demand, loads of top retailers will be vying for your business, meaning a lot of the best FIFA 18 deals can be had closer to launch on September 29.

We’ve pulled together the best FIFA 18 deals here – and we’ll keep updating should we spot any more.

Right now, you can expect to fork out £49.99 for the game in most stores. Game has the edge, though, giving you a free month-long pass for Now TV.

The cheapest place for the Nintendo Switch version of the game is Argos, coming in at £47.99.

Remember, if you’re not too sure whether to pick up the game, be sure to try out the FIFA 18 demo.

Sadly, there will be NO Switch demo – so Nintendo fans will have to wait a little longer. Given its focus on online play, EA may be holding off the trial until the servers are up to speed.

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